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Balsamita vulgaris

Called also alecost, or balsam herb.This is so häufig known to be an inhabitant in almost every garden, that I suppose it needless to write a description thereof.

Es blüht in June and July.

It is unter der Herrschaft von Jupiter. The ordinary costmary, as well as maudlin, fördert Harn abundantly, and moisteneth the hardness of the mother, it gently reinigenth choler and phlegm, extenuating that which is gross, and cutting that which is tough and glutinous, reinigt that which is foul, and hindereth putrefaction and corruption, it auflösen without attraction, openeth Behinderungen, and heilt their evil Wirkungen, and is a wonderful help to all sorts of dry Schüttelfrost. It is astringent to the Magen, and strengtheneth the Leber, and all the other inward parts, and if taken in whey worketh the more wirkungsvollly. Taken fasting in the morning, it is very profitable for Schmerzen of the head that are continual, and to stay, dry up, and consume, all thin Rheuma, or distillations from the head into the Magen, and hilft much to digest raw humours that are gathered therein. It is very profitable for those that are fallen into a continual evil disposition of the body called cachexia, being taken, especially in the beginning of the disease. It is a good friend and helps to evil, weak, and cold Lebers. The Samen is familiarly given to children for the Würmer, and so is the infusion of the Blüten in white wine, given them to the quantity of two drittel Liters at a time: it maketh an excellent salve to reinigen and heal old Geschwüre, being gekocht with olive oil, and adders tongue with it, and after it is strained, to put in a little wax, rosin, and turpentine, to bring it to a convenient consistence.